Marketplace for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now. Plus, there's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday – so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery, or other economic shift, if government data dries up? Also, if you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online. And finally, best-selling author Tom Clancy died yesterday at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.

1-800-Hack: Why cybercrime is no longer a dark art

The whiz kids who break into computer networks are going corporate.
Posted In: hacking, cybercrime

Malcolm Gladwell's 'David and Goliath' tackles underdogs ... that aren't

Author Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, "David and Goliath," explains why underdogs can win -- if they realize they're not really underdogs.
Posted In: Malcolm Gladwell, underdog

Tech-friendly city, meet dog-friendly city

The boom in dog services in San Francisco has also caught the attention of tech startups.
Posted In: dogs, pets

If October 2013 never happened, economically speaking...

There's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday -- so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, Labor Department, jobs report

Obamacare costs jobs: Insurance brokers

If you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online.
Posted In: Obamacare, health care marketplace, insurance brokers

Tom Clancy dies, but his blockbuster empire lives on

Tom Clancy, author of "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," dies at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.
Posted In: Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan, Ghost Recon, video games, Books

One windfall from the shutdown? Political donations

Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, politics

Investment bankers don't approve of casual Fridays

Barclays gets super-casual Fridays -- sneakers and jeans allowed -- but old-time bankers aren't impressed.
Posted In: Wall Street, investment banks, Bankers, Barclays

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